Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1. About the Maven Plugin Guide

This guide is for engineers, consultants, and others who want to use Red Hat Application Migration Toolkit (RHAMT) to migrate Java applications or other components. It describes how to install and run the Maven plugin, review the generated reports, and take advantage of additional features.

1.2. About Red Hat Application Migration Toolkit

What is Red Hat Application Migration Toolkit?

Red Hat Application Migration Toolkit (RHAMT) is an extensible and customizable rule-based tool that helps simplify migration of Java applications.

RHAMT examines application artifacts, including project source directories and application archives, then produces an HTML report that highlights areas needing changes. RHAMT can be used to migrate Java applications from previous versions of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform or from other containers, such as Oracle® WebLogic Server or IBM® WebSphere® Application Server.

How Does Red Hat Application Migration Toolkit Simplify Migration?

Red Hat Application Migration Toolkit looks for common resources and highlights technologies and known trouble spots when migrating applications. The goal is to provide a high-level view into the technologies used by the application and provide a detailed report organizations can use to estimate, document, and migrate enterprise applications to Java EE and Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.

How Do I Learn More?

See the Getting Started Guide to learn more about the features, supported configurations, system requirements, and available tools in the Red Hat Application Migration Toolkit.

1.3. About the Maven Plugin

The Maven plugin for Red Hat Application Migration Toolkit integrates into the Maven build process, allowing developers to continuously evaluate migration and modernization efforts with each iteration of source code. It provides numerous reports that highlight the analysis results, and is designed for developers who want updates with each build.